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Investing in Youth and the Trades Journey

At CFMC, we only know “Good People Who Do Great Things.” We love hearing about people’s varied interests, passions, and backgrounds. They inspire us with their desire to help – to give back – and to “pay it forward.” Case in point: Beth Clark, John Saunders, William Weed, and Valerie Wyzykowski, of the Valley Regional Read More →

Celebrating Women’s History Month With a Look Back at Elisabeth Petry

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s amazing accomplishments and contributions to history, culture, and society. We thank the women who made history, who smashed boundaries, and who pushed us to be our very best. Middlesex County has a rich history of remarkable women who have excelled and flourished in their own unique ways. This Read More →

CFMC Presents $25,000 Grant to Pathfinders for Deer Lake Project

Community Foundation of Middlesex County Presents $25,000 Grant to Pathfinders for Deer Lake Project Award made possible by the Mary Janvrin and Natalie Janvrin Wiggins Fund for Birds, Other Animals and Nature Middletown, CT – The Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC) wrapped up its 25th anniversary celebration in December with a surprise $25,000 grant Read More →

Liberty Bank, 41 Rotary Clubs, and Community Foundation of Middlesex County Raise Over $917,000 to Help Fill Thanksgiving Food Baskets this Holiday

Released on behalf of Liberty Bank In partnership with 41 local Rotary Clubs and the Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC), Liberty Bank announced today that over $917,000 was raised during its 19th Annual Thanksgiving Drive. This will help ensure that more families in the areas served by the Bank have a Thanksgiving feast to enjoy Read More →

Liberty Bank / Rotary Clubs Thanksgiving Project

  Since 2004, Liberty Bank Foundation, partnering with Rotary Clubs across Connecticut, have raised over $4 million to ensure all families in our community can enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner. Thank you for helping your local Rotary Club share the generosity of a thanksgiving dinner with your community – and helping your local Rotary Club take Read More →

Our New Team Member – Mary Dutton

We are thrilled to welcome Mary Dutton to the Community Foundation of Middlesex County! Mary has joined our team as the Programs & Communications Coordinator. Mary is a Long Island native and recently moved to Connecticut from the Boston area. Mary received her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Visual Studio Art from College of Read More →

Peach Pit Foundation Partners with CFMC for Something Extra Special

Our friends Sharon Griffin and Jessica Griffin Scheff of Peach Pit Foundation are longtime members of the Leadership Circle at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, a group of donors committed to the work of CFMC in the community and who contribute annually to support CFMC’s operations. 2022 is a very special year – CFMC’s Read More →

Fun, Friendship, and Kindness Abound in Middlesex County Thanks to the M. Jones Fund

Summer is a perfect time of year for our youth to create lifelong memories, explore a special interest or activity, and of course, have a lot of fun! The M. Jones Fund family are big fans of camps and summer youth programs – just like those from their childhood. They wanted to ensure that the Read More →

Nominate Your Favorite Nonprofit for a Pop Up Grant

There’s one thing everyone can agree on … we have incredible nonprofits working throughout our 15 towns! We’re going to have some fun this summer and show your favorite nonprofit some love. It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3….. You just submit the name of your favorite Middlesex County nonprofit organization using the form below. We gather Read More →

From Middletown to Ukraine

To all who cared and helped, Дякуємо (Thank you)! Our community asked; You delivered! More than 7 tons in firefighting equipment and medical supplies were donated on April 9 and April 10 at the South Fire District. And it’s arrived! Lviv volunteers excitedly began unpacking the equipment and supplies, ready to distribute them and put them Read More →

The Nature Conservancy Pilot Project at Burnham Brook Preserve

Community Foundation of Middlesex County, The Nature Conservancy Launch Equitable Conservation Initiative Pilot project to increase awareness and access to 1122-acre Burnham Brook Preserve The Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC) and The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut (TNC in CT) announced a new pilot project to expand access to Burnham Brook Preserve as well as conservation Read More →

Thank you for supporting Ryan’s Circle of Giving Fund

Thank You for supporting An Evening of Song, Laughter, and Love The Ryan’s Circle of Giving Fund is deeply touched by the many individuals and businesses who joined us this year! Your support of annual event – virtual though it was – is inspiring and greatly appreciated. Thanks to you, it is evident that Ryan’s Read More →

Sharing 25 Years of Impact

A Special Request for our Nonprofit Partners and Grantees: We are honored to work with and support incredible nonprofits that are making Middlesex County a great place to live, work, and play. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we have a special request of our nonprofit partners: help us share the impact CFMC grants have Read More →

Report to the Community 2020-2021

We’re Celebrating You! Your generosity is overwhelming, and this holiday season, we’re celebrating all the ways you Help Good People Do Great Things! Our 2020-2021 Report to the Community is available on our website and shares incredible stories of the great things you helped make possible in Middlesex County. Click HERE to read about … Read More →

Summer Camp – Summer Fun

Oh What Fun We Had! Summer – a time of sunshine, friends, and activities galore. Middlesex County has an abundance of camps and summer programs to choose from – all with one thing in common, helping our youth create memories and friendships, all while having a lot of fun. The advisors of the M. Jones Fund Read More →

Honoring Eileen Marie Kelly

Family and Friendship Forever Eileen Marie Kelly was a longtime resident and volunteer of Cromwell. There was no act too big nor too small when it came to helping others – family, friends, neighbors, and strangers who were truly just friends waiting to happen. She lived with a traumatic brain injury brought on by an Read More →

Live Local Play Local

CFMC Live Local Play Local Raffle Celebrates Middlesex County! THANK YOU for joining us for 31 days of fun! No matter where you live in Middlesex County, together, we’ve given back to the Community through our summer “win-win-win” raffle! The Community is where we work, where we play, where we call home. This summer, let’s Read More →

Submit Your Favorite Nonprofit for a CFMC Virtual Pop Up Grant

Back by popular demand … and to share some joy and celebration! If you have ever joined us at one of our gatherings, you know we find many ways to say “Thank You”, including with our “Pop Up Grant” awards. We are continuing our Virtual Pop-Up Grants program. Here is a reminder on how you Read More →

Big Thinkers Group – Community Story Time Videos

The “Big Thinkers Group” is a community outreach and engagement initiative of Middletown Police Officers, local nonprofit organizations, and community leaders working together to celebrate our communities and brainstorm ideas and project we can all enjoy and participate in as a community. During these cold and snowy winter months, The “Big Thinkers Group” is encouraging Read More →

Celebrating A Summer Of Pop Up Grants

Thank you so much for making our virtual “Pop Up Grant” initiative a great success! Wow! Really, that is all we can say! You made our celebration of local nonprofits a great success – and submitted an incredible variety of organizations doing great things in Middlesex County. We believe every gift, no matter the size, Read More →

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